Giles Watling, former 80s TV star, is selected through an open primary to fight the by-election against Douglas Carswell.
The poll cited by the nationalists would leave Labour as the largest party.
If it’s a narrow No, the campaign for a second Scottish independence referendum will begin on Friday 19 September.
Local MPs aren’t helping the Tories overcome the great disadvantage our unreformed boundaries deal them.
The Yes side continues to lead among men by eight points, but trails among women by 16.
The biggest danger to the Scottish NHS is independence.
The Scottish referendum campaign has served to weaken Ulster Unionist faith in a historical Ulster-Scots identity, and if Northern Ireland stays in the Union there may be more calls to integrate into the UK party system.
Selected job seekers will be obliged to visit their Job Centre five days a week and spend 35 hours looking for work.
Former PM vows to return to “frontline politics” to secure a Scottish Labour government if the SNP keeps misleading voters over the NHS.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is England's most Scottish town – concern has become the order of the day.
Andrew Lomas is new to the borough of Kensington and Chelsea as a Labour councillor. Here he reveals the drama of a full-scale biscuit inquiry.
Yes campaign momentum halted as new survey puts No ahead by 53%-47%.
Labour is facing a test of Ed Miliband's commitment to climate change ahead of its party conference later this month.
The Labour leader gave a speech in Scotland today, with an argument “from the head, from the heart, from the soul”. But using Labour's appeal in Scotland was his most promising strategy.
BP's chief executive, Bob Dudley, has confirmed his support for a No vote in the Scottish referendum.
The PM told Scots that the referendum was not about giving "the effing Tories" a kick.
Time for a separate Cornish state, or an English First Minister? How about a breakaway Wales, or resurrecting Wessex? The UK's regional parties reflect on what the Scottish independence debate means for them.
Labour MPs and potential rival mayoral candidates David Lammy and Tessa Jowell are among those fighting for co-operative approaches to London's problems.
Today is a net neutrality "day of action". But what is net neutrality, and what does it tell us about today's debates on Scottish independence and EU membership?
The former Conservative Prime Minister has stepped in to the Scottish independence debate, criticising the Labour party.
Nothing left to lose? Freedom and the left.
Air pollution in London will haunt the Mayor of London once again, as his appearance at parliament's Environment Committee today marks an annus horribilis for air quality in the capital.
The Prime Minister’s last-minute plea to Scotland.
After recent reports that Britain is "deeply elitist", the City of London insists that social mobility is being championed where you would least expect.
With the golden age of international diplomacy behind us, the UK government has today published its thoughts on why a global deal on climate change is going to happen and is in our interest.
The three main party leaders have put out a joint statement saying they won't partake in Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow, because they want to concentrate on the Scottish referendum campaign.
This week, 100 MPs need to turn up to vote on the 0.7 per cent spending commitment on international development. At the moment, it's too close to call whether the bill will pass.
Independence or not, Labour in Scotland needs to feel distinctly separate these days, when so many in a land once seen as red in tooth and claw are supporting the nationalist cause.
The UK press is praising the former Labour Prime Minister for his 11th-hour intervention, suggesting he should have had a more significant role in the Better Together campaign.
The former PM seizes the initiative with a timetable for further devolution to Scotland.